The secret to foods you can eat while wearing braces is simple. Replace the crunchy, harder foods with softer foods. Is there anyone on the planet who doesn’t like the ultimate comfort food – mac ‘n cheese? Dishes made with pasta are easy to chew and melt away in your mouth. It’s hard to go wrong with pasta. And if you love tacos, give them up for a while and try burritos.
Steamed vegetables are easier to chew than raw vegetables, and a healthy vegetable stir-fry can be a healthy alternative and taste great, too.
When it comes to meat, the menu gets a little trickier. One winning alternative recipe for brace-wearers is Sloppy Joe sandwiches. You can even add a soft veggie to go with it, like mashed potatoes.
Nobody wants to give up dessert and you don’t have to while wearing your braces. All-time favorite ice cream and cake will soften the blow. Puddings are also a sweet treat you can enjoy, along with custards.
While having braces may be unpleasantly inconvenient, the short-term sacrifices you make to wear them are well worth the beautiful, straight teeth you’ll have when your orthodontic treatment is over. Then you can laugh, smile and enjoy eating crunchy tacos!